The Alya Ring
Silver and Lapis Lazuli
Handmade in Rajasthan, India
The Alya Ring
Associated with the Third Eye Chakra, the meaning of the lapis lazuli can be traced back to ancient Egypt where royalty believed in its power to open itself out to the spirit world and the infinite possibilities of the imagination. It brings awareness of the soul and purpose in life. If you are drawn to the cool and soothing colors of this vibrant stone, it could be a sign that you need help getting out of a spiritual funk. By meditating with the lapis lazuli crystal, a water element stone, you will be able to channel the soothing vibrations of its deep blue color which inspires images of the ocean, the sky, and the heavens. When it comes to finding your happy place, these life-giving elements calm the mind and open the doors to higher consciousness. In short, the Lapis Lazuli allows you to keep your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds.
The reason why you need to pay special attention to jewelry with Lapis Lazuli is because of its nature. It is considered a soft gem. Moreover, it is a porous rock, which is why soaking it in water will ruin it. The best option for storage is to wrap it in a cloth to protect the stone from friction, scratching, and other means of wear and tear.
The Ashok Collection
Jewelry making is an evolving art form, and the beauty of Indian charms lies in the uniqueness of their design and the workmanship involved in creating the intricate pieces. There are items to adorn almost every part of the body, from the hair to the toe, and also for fulfilling religious needs. Not only are human beings are decorated with jewelry, but some pieces are specially crafted for Gods, Goddesses, and even for ceremonial animals such as elephants, cows, and horses. The art of jewelry has been patronized by the royal class of India since ancient times when the right to own the most magnificent jewels even led to battles. The availability of such a wide variety of jewelry is mainly down to the regional differences in design, which include the different tastes of local people and their lifestyles. For instance, silver ornaments are especially popular in the states of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, where traditionally nomadic groups wear bright and weighty ornaments embossed with coins, shells, beads and metallic mesh which make them distinguishable at first glance. Rajasthani silverware is popular all over the world and original jewels are often decorated with colorful beads as well as tinkling bells that bear a distinctive oxidized appearance. This area remains a global center of silver craftsmanship and hand-cutting of gems, precious stones, semi-precious stones together with the jewels that are made from them. Princesse Décadente brings you the Ashok Collection from Rajasthan – class, royalty, and history all rolled into one.